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Nätdroger: Moralisk panik eller verklig fara?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to investigate whether the phenomenon of internet drugs should be considered as a moral panic or as a real danger. We have mainly focused on how society perceives young people's use of these drugs. The study is based on a qualitative approach and we have used structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with three different categories of professionals who in different ways have contact with parts of our study in their professional capacity. These are: officials, commentators, and researchers. We chose these respondents to get a chance to see the phenomenon from different perspectives. The study's starting point is moral panic and youth culture. The results and analysis section showed that the professionals had differing opinions on how to consider the phenomenon. The majority of respondents felt that there are elements of both moral panic and real danger; however, there were those who felt it was merely a moral panic, while others felt that it was solely a real danger. With this background, our conclusion is that probably internet drugs should be seen as both - a moral panic and a real danger.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
Drug abuse, Internet drugs, Media, Moral panic, Youth
Keyword [sv]
Drogmissbruk, Nätdroger, Media, Moralisk panik, Ungdomskultur
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27504OAI: diva2:636408
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-07-12 Created: 2013-07-09 Last updated: 2013-07-12Bibliographically approved

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